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The New Cape. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
The New Cape. Now that exaggeration is quickly dis appearing from sleeves, the most extra vagant Hem iu d rests is The vape. It riots in every possilble fantastic form, and is overladen with glittering trim mings uf every ?description. It too ofteu jute straight out from the neck in a rigid line, devoid of grace, obscuring the dainty curve of the ishoiildors. and is furnished- with au immense frill which makes the sliort-nedked look apoplectic. The rampant sequin is heavily shower ed over the assertive cape of the mo ment and further glitter is supplied by jet, steel, silver, gold, and crystal. On ihe Whole the fashionable cape com bines the maximum of weight and ' stulliness' albout the neck with the minimum of proteetiveue-?s. It is not meant to protect but only to adorn, and, truth to tell, it signally fails in its mis sion. The ornate tape -imparts .-in ail' of fashion, it is true, but il renders the figure top-heavy 'in appearance, and throws it completely out of drawing.
Pegamoid. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
Pegamoid. We seem on the eve of a great change in all mailers relating to tlie furnishing and decorating of our homes, a change which will not only cause our houses to always look dainty aud fresh, but will greatly lessen the work of our .-servants. The beneficent fairy which is to per form this miracle is pegamoid, a pre paration lately invented, which can be applied to anything aud everything with truly marvellous results. Tlie most, delicately-coloured fabrics after treatment, with pegamoid are rendered proof against dust;- damp, and ret— in fact, against all the ills from which they now suffer. For instance, wall papers .«o treated can be washed and scrubbed without harming iu the least their surface or colouring. Agaiu. ma terials of all kinds become more lasting after the application of pegamoid, and can be cleansed without requiring to be unpicked lirst. By the use of this pre paration, cloth which has been treated to resemble morocco and other l-\-u liens I'.-ra l)e made to ...
Raiment Ladies' Hats. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
Raiment Ladies' Hats. Ladies' hats form the most recent ob jects of medical criticism aud attack. A doctor lately wrote to the uewrtpapers to say that cases of inveterate headavln: in women could be traced to the wear Ing of large hats. -When the hats were replaced by presumably lighter ones. the headaches ceased. What puzzles one iu this case is the, fact that ladies' hate a« a rule are not heavy things at all. Indeed, many of them err on the side of giving too feeble protection to 'the head in cold weather. Headaches are a very curious and complex -form of affection, since they arise from very many different causes.
Fashionable Colours. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
Fashionable Colours. Pink in various tints is a very fa voured colour in the old country .this summer, and among the beautiful dyes are anemone, also known as valesque. an old rose pink ; Venus, a delicate fiosh tint; azalea, a soft rose tinged with silver, like ,the 'dawn' tint of other seasons : Shepherdess aud Louis XIV. pinks arc tinged with faintest mauve, like the old Pompadour and lilac shades, and still deeper tones of this exquisite colour copy tlie hues of rho orchid, chrysanthemum, and sweet piNi blossom. ' It cannot 'be said that due particular colour is more fashion able than auy other. A faint gray green and mixed reds certainly are in great favour. Cherry and coral reds' are a variation, but wliether 'these or quieter shades be preferred, all colours must be employed in a telling way. A Jiitle black gauze or other silken black transparencies are employed either to raise the soft, general colour, or to tone: duwn the very llaring shades. Rieli golden yellow is worn. Ge...
The Maine Disaster. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
The Maine Disaster. The officini report of the Kaval Court of Inquiry into the cause of the dUtisler to the United Stnte9 warship Maine hns been made public. The report states that the Court finds that the canoe of the disaster was the explosion of h mine underneath the HI sine. but fixes no responsibility. President McKinley desires to treat tho affair ns nn incident, and prefers that Atneiic.i should intervene in regard to Cuba upon humani torisn grounds' elont. and with rfcis object in view lias requested Congiess to appropriate 600,000 dollais foi tbe imuiediite relief of the distress in Ouba,
J. M. Barrie's Early Press Life. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
J. 51. ltarrie's Early Press Life. The intimation in the ' lllustiaied London News' that Mr. Barrie— -witk t Dr. Iio'bertson iNieoll— is going to j America in September gives peculiar j interest to th'is account of his literary beginnings an a journalist in Notilng uaun. Kvery one knows that the Sil chester of ' When a Man's Single'' is Nottingham. It was in this miiet town fli'at iMr. Barbie spent his early ai-pren- ticesh'ip to journalism aud a rather peculiar apprenticeship it must have been. Nottingham pressmen. ;:i'c a somewhat Bohemian set, aud ihe repu tation of t'lii; ' Journal' staff in -iIhk respect- tstill lingers in the town. In- , deed, the picture of life iri the 'Mirror' ollice iu ' When a Man's jingle' 5s not, despite it* evident caricature, so far wide of tilie mark. Although the 'Journal' office had. and has, a hand- ' some frontage on Victoria-street, it w:is entered from a very narrow and mean- : looking passage running through ilie block of buildings nf which it...
Suicide of a Selector. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
Suicide of a Selector. A dclvrniined cbrc r»f suicide is reported | fiom ,lun'e. A well-to-do Belentor named '? JmEep O'Riieii wrb founii -m S..nd.iv mnrii- ? ins Ibs! baii^iofr from a tree on the Uurru- .? lel^ale mad, alwut 4 miles from Old .lunee, i quite dead. The deceased was in .l.mee tho nrevin.lK (Irfv and fltthnnoh !m (imi been driukine there was nntbing to inilie.ite that he eunteiHplsted committing suicide. It is | presumed that ho must have deliberately stood npon the back uf Ms horse, fixed the rope around his neck, ami then startC'l the horse fiom under him. An inq:ic?t was held on Monday, when a verdict of suicide was returned. Deceased \va6 S3 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children. '
New Use for X Rays. Detection of Adulteration. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
New Use for X Rays. Detection of Adulteration. We cannot all of us .breaik our bones, incur bullet wounds, or indulge in renal calculi for the purpose of demonstrating the value of Dr. ltontgen's discovery. ' It is satisfactory, therefore («iys the ' Pall Mall Gazette') to uote uliat -i new field of utility ihas been found for the X rays, in wJiieh everybody, except Sir Wilfrid Lawson, can test their merits. Samples of wine of various degrees of purity .have recently beeu submitted to light from Orookes's tubes, the result being recorded on duly sensitised plates. In each case where the liquor was un- ' sophisticated no obstacle was offered to i tihe passage of the rays, but aJl t.he ; adulterated specimens yielded blurred and spotted pictures, the foreign ingre dients being less permeable by the rays | tiian the pure juice of the grape. It js only fair .to add that these experiments have been made in Germany. French investigators, as in duty bound, repu diate Hheui altogether, and ...
"Science of Man." [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
' Science of Man.' We have rece v d from t-e pul'lishi'i's, Messrs- H nnessey. Harper uud Co., Ltd., a copy of a new monthly journal bearing tha abuve utl-, beng t- e official organ of the Anthropological S e-e'yof \ustialasia. The current number, beside- containing a report of tl.e proceed ugs of tbe Souiety, has within its cot1, rs a number of interesting articles upon the eeience of man, which must be ap preciated by those who make ? study of tne ficiene-. The Editor of tbe journal, is Dr. A. Carroll, ami ihe journal is printed in a most creditable oanuer by Messrs. Hennes sey, H.ir,,erauii Co. , Ltd. The current issue co nains a number »f tab-resting illustrations o1 aboriginal rock ca- vin :s, which have beeii transcribed and drawn by Mr. B. 0. Mathews, L.S.
A Delayed Ceremony. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
A Delayed Vcrcinony. A coloured -man about 30 years of age drove up to the depo-t with n load of baled cotHou, and he had just bejrun to unloa'd when an old gray-headed negro with a bad limp came down the street and shouted at him:— ' Sav. vo' niisson dere !' 'Hello! Uncle Joe!' saluted the otlier. 'Now, dan, what sorter man be yo'!' demanded the old man as he reaiched the waggon. ' Hu ! What yo' mean by dat ?' ' 1 mean, sail, is yo' a man of Jionoh or not ?' . . ' Of co'se I ar\ Why, ole man, you's all esJcited dis rawwuin*. What's de umtfcih?' ' Sam Johnson, I'«e got a darter Linda'!' replied tincle Joe as he straightened up and waved 'his amis a1)ont.L- A ? - ? . ? ? 'Yes, of co'ser 'Yes, sah, you's got a darter Linda, an' she a powerful fine gal.' 'Last Sunday niight, Sam Johnson, yo' axed dat gal Linda to marry yo'!' ' Hu ! Hu ! Sunday night ? Lemme see Y Siay, I reckon I did !' 'Of co'jse yo' did ! She said she'd do ft, an' de marriage was sot fur dis niaiwniu' at JO o'clock.'...
The Sketches. [?] Lane Romance. [?] Augustus Harris. [?] Autobiographical Bit. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
The Sketches pipy- Lane Romance. T*t- Augustus Harris. ti, Autobiographical Bit. The story of how the late SirAugustus Harris became manager, at Druiy-laue reads like a fairy tale.;' Interviewed some eleven months ago. 'by]. a 'Spirit of (lie Age'— to- judge by ihe 'Tele- gr-aph,' the airy interviewer seems to have been Mr. Clement Scott— Sir Au gustus (then plain Mr.) said :— Well, this is 'hoiv I became manager of Drury-lane. You must know that when I wax a mere boy I was an actor of 6inall parts jn the provinces, became a member of Harry Sullivan's company, and had a good den! of -experience un der my father and in other directions. I was with Colonel Maplesou for three years at Drury-lane, and— like my cheek yoii'll .say-^-alwSys -thought ? I could improve on Qiis method- -of working the theatre. Well, auout six ye:irs ago I was Edgar Bruce's stage. manager at the Hoynlty. Things were not going well, and I suggested a. little show piece, a l-urLu£gn.e calleOj' Venus.' We did it,...
"Australasian Photographic Journal." [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
' Australasian Photographic Journal.' We have received from tbe publishers a copy of the Match number of the above, which as nsual contains a lar^e amount ol information for lovers of the photographic arr. Among the articles of especial interest may be notrd those on ' Direct reproduction of d'Sung iu low relief,' 'A new basis for pb ?to-mechinical proces'-e ,' aud ' On the si ction and exainina ion of iens'n. ' Iu addition to these -here are a number of short articles on mat er« of interest to pb 'to gr.iphe s, and uleo notes from the various coloui 8 Tne numb T is pr fusely illus trated with hiuh-c ass repr ducious of a number «f celebra'ed photographs, and the wio.le is got up iu a highly creditable man. ner. We cai rve immend the publication to all followers of the phot -iiraphic art.
Improving Dairy Herds. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
fimproving Dairy Herds. Our Agricultural Department has been making phenomenal advances lately. It is now reported that the Acting Agent-General of this colony has been instructed to secure some animals of the best dairying breeds lor the agricultural colleges, the in tention being, according to the Min ister, to found a good stud in the colony, by which dairymen and others can improve their herds. This is advancing the interests of the dairy farmer in a most necessary and advantageous way. To make the dairying industry pay, one of the first essentials is to secure the very best animals, in order that the time and money spent in caring for the herd may not be expended on worth less stock. It costs no more to keep a good cow than a bad one ; every farmer recognises this, but as he can not, in many insiauces, afford the great expense of securing a good herd, he has to be content to struggle on with more or iess inferior animals. This in an evil that the Minister evidently hopes to ove...
Tattersall's Sweeps. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
Tattersall's Sweeps. rrom a return prepared by the Victorian Postal Department, i, is ascertained th»tat the Melbourne office a revenue of over £4000 wie ubtoined last y- a- in connection with the dispatch of regi-tered letters to the promoter of 'lV teixill's swee| s, in Tasmania (says the Age). T is, it will be noted was in couuec tiou »i'6 the reg'shrcd letters elone, and repr eentu he value o! the pontage stamiis athje.i ??-, the lr.tieis, ajd the fee of 3d charged -n tach missive tor re istruion, BeE de- this, tne M.l'ourn» office re :e-vei) a large sum from postage on the unregistered Irtters 1 1 that addrersand for enmmi-sion on moiiey orders aud pos al notes. There hive also to be added the similar receipts at the minor post. offices throughout tli4 c tloiiy. Thi- item of revenue is also un xpmdi g one. Time, iu IS95 there vec- 80,321 regt.t ter.d l-tt.-is sent tlrongh the head dice lor Tdtursall, while iu 1S96 the number hud groin to 92,991— an increase of 12 073. In 1S97 t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
Dentistry. J. Bealby- Smith, D.D.S., from London cud America, cf 482 ami 4S4 George Street, Sydney, may be consulted Fkee at Mc.\ult\ 's Hottl,' Haydonton, monthly. Ntit visit, Thursday, 31 at March, till 1 p.m. IVia less Extractions guaranteed at 7s 0 ). Flatter ing testimonials have been given by many of the principal Squatters aud Kesi dents of the district, certifying to the skilled and satisfactory nature iA my \vo:k. Charges strictly mo 1' rate. At my Sydney i-.jomi I have a staff of Four Dentists, *hcie a great rd notion is maiie 011 ordinary pri-es. — A dvt
Messrs. Washington H. Soul and Co. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 2 April 1898
Messrs. Washington H. Soul and Co. The firm of Washington H. Soul & Co i situated in 1G0 Pitt-ftrcet. is wit'mut doub1 j aa widely known as nny busings firm in Sydney Ii is a firm that keeps 'ier abreast of tic limes. The mauapen cnt is nhv vs on the. qui vive for nnv thing ill the way of ultciiitioiis and additions to ilie ppac.i'iis (.remises iliat mav b-.- likclv to add to the comfort ami ennvenienm of patrm«: ind this is. perhaps, the secret of th.' leniarknblc suco'ts that the firm lias met with. Some changes of «n Citcrijiire cbariioter hnve recently been effected. The dispensing -ia- partincnt has lieen 'roatly iinj.roved. an.l a number of new liishis. with rcllectnrs. and inCRU'U'fCi'nt lamps, have lieen rixed thiougb niit tbe buililing. In thi- cunntrv nnler ile iKirtmeii ?. ib« cmu'iivi'HS nmr.'i -rin-r over 10'. iii' ke;it sni-i'inUy bus. . It mav In un n;i-iic.1 thin in r. -n-ioqiH'ii ??? »f In- vapid jriiivih ' f nueim'SS in ill'.1 u.a:itry. ni-n an1 E:-eciiiilv...